I’m too young (and too much of a relative newcomer to the city) to know if Le Bec ever entertained its guests with strolling violin players, and the only time I see mariachi bands playing in Mexican restaurants is when they’re performing in big-screen parodies, so it might be a refreshing change to dine at Chez Colette this Friday night while Curtis students play in the background in honor of World Music Day. Fête de la Musique, as it’s called, was started by the French in 1982 and is now observed in 500 cities around the world. With an objective to promote live music in all its forms, the “holiday” will be celebrated at Chez Colette with a ticketed three-course dinner whose proceeds benefit Curtis.
Chef Jim Coleman’s menu consists of options that, according to marketing materials, are classic flavors that reflect the nature of the classical music. What does that mean? I’m not sure either, but to Coleman it means dishes like Pelardon Goat Cheese and Arugula Ravioli with Tomato-Thyme Butter, Seared Alaskan Halibut with Herbed Sauce Nantua and Crawfish Tails, and Mascapone mousse and wild Cherry Verrine for dessert. Wine pairings are optional.
Vive la musique!
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